The REGIN Project adapted the national Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) framework to the regional level as MIPEX-Regions (MIPEX-R). Launched in December 2021 together with the REGIN Integration Lab Database and Map as integrated and interconnected tools, MIPEX-R is a unique instrument which measures regional policies and outcomes towards integration and inclusion of migrants and beneficiaries of international protection, moving beyond the nation-state paradigm towards a more subnational focus upon migrant integration.

Policy indicators have been developed to create a rich and multi-dimensional picture of migrant integration at regional level, organised along four analytical axes:

  • governance elements (actions, actors & relations, and resources);
  • policy cycle (formulation, policy output, implementation and evaluation);
  • target group (third country nationals – TCNs, and beneficiaries of international protection – BIPs);
  • area of integration policies (including labour, education, health, housing, language, culture, religion and social security and assistance).

This innovative set of regional indicators based on standardised questionnaires was tested in the six partner regions of the project: Azores (PT), Campania (IT), Catalonia (ES), Murcia (ES), Puglia (IT) and Skåne (SE). The preliminary results are gathered in a two-fold dataset: the regional migrant integration policies dataset “MIPEX-R” and the “regional outcome dataset”, together with a methodological note.

Following discussions with regional experts and stakeholders, these results were gathered in regional policy briefsThese policy and outcomes indicators should help regional authorities to underpin evidence-based policy-making on migrant integration and inclusion.